The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Background on the President's Visit to the Fairfax County Parkway Extension Project Today
President Obama and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will visit the Fairfax County Parkway Extension project, the largest Recovery Act project in Virginia. Gregory Andricos, Project Manager, and construction workers who are helping to build the roads, interchanges and bridges will accompany them. After the visit, the President will deliver remarks on the economic benefits of the Recovery Act.
Background on Fairfax County Parkway Project:
The Fairfax County Parkway is a four-phased project, of which phases 1, 2 and 4 have already been awarded and work is underway.
Additional project details: http://www.vdot.virginia.gov/projects/northernvirginia/fairfax_county_parkway_extension.asp
8,000 road and bridge projects like this one have been approved around the country, putting tens of thousands of people like these workers back to work in good paying jobs. 73 percent of all highway recovery dollars have been obligated.
Recovery Act figures for Virginia:
- Across Virginia, $3.99 billion has already been obligated, with $1.3 billion spent. (FYI: http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=allStatesDesc)
- This includes 65 Recovery Act funded highway projects with $295.4 million obligated.